Die Abfahrt auf der Nachtpiste Nr. 33 nach dem Aufstieg ist ein Genuss :)

Evening ski tour to Hochwurzen

moderate Ski tour prepared · Schladming

Tour characteristics
Distance: 5.98 km
Duration: 1:30 h
Ascent: 717 m
Descent: 723 m
Best time of year
The tour

From the valley station of Hochwurzen cable-car follow the signed route along the Eastern edge of piste nr. 33 to Hochwurzen summit. Passing by at the top of Obertalbahn lift and at Seiterhütte the tour takes you to the summit of Hochwurzen at 1,850 m. Along the tour there are a several huts and restaurants:

  • Hochwurzenhütte
  • Hochwurzenalm
  • Seiterhütte
  • Tauernalm
  • Alter Stadl

Fee for piste touring

The fee for ski touring on the piste at Hochwurzen is € 5,- per person and day. The ticket is available at the ticket machine at the starting point of the tour or at the pay window of Gipfelbahn Hochwurzen valley terminal. There is also a ski touring season pass combining Hochwurzen and Galsterberg. Holders of a valid lift pass don't have to buy an extra ticket.

The ticket machine only accepts cash and credit cards with NFC functionality as well as coins. The machine is not able to provide change! Please keep the ticket with you while you are on the mountain as there are ticket checks on piste.

Turn-by-turn directions

The following regulations are only in effect on days with evening operation of the Hochwurzen cable-car.


The ascent route runs along the following pistes:

  • from 5 to 7 pm: piste n° 32/33/31 (as depicted on overview map)
  • from 7 to 11 pm: piste n° 33

Be careful: between 5 and 7 pm grooming activities are going on! From the valley station of Hochwurzen cable-car you follow a separate route on the left (East) border along the slope until you reach the mountain terminal of Obertalbahn. From there, the route leads you at the edge of the forest, and once in a while at the edge of piste n° 33 until you reach the summit of Hochwurzen.


Usually you take piste nr. 33 back down to the valley. If you are skiing down between 5 and 7 pm, you have to use the route via pistes nr. 31/35/36 without any exception. Please adhere to these rules.

On days without evening operation ALL pistes are closed from 5 pm until 8.30 am the next morning. Trespassing or skiing the pistes during this time is prohibited.

Getting there

From Schladming towards Rohrmoos via the L722 "Rohrmoosstraße" road. At the roundabout after about 2.5 kms you keep going straigt on through the village center of Rohrmoos. After 2 more kms you reach the valley station of the Hochwurzen cable-car.

There is a regular bus schedule between Schladming and the valley station of Hochwurzen cable-car. From Christmas to mid of March the buses do also run in the evening: www.planaibus.at


Parking is available at the valley station of the cable-car.

Hochwurzen cable-car valley terminal

Between 5 pm and 8:30 am pistes are generally CLOSED. During these times pistes are groomed under the assistance of heavy machinery and cable winches, which are a danger to life! Trespassing or skiing the pistes during this time is prohibited. On days without evening operation at Hochwurzen also those pistes are closed that otherwise can be used for ski touring ascent between 5 and 11 pm.

Please take warning signs seriously and use a head lamp for your own safety! Planai-Hochwurzen lift company and the tourist office of Schladming thank you for your understanding!

Before each and every ski tour or snow shoe walk you should check the most recent avalanche warnings which can be found at www.lawine-steiermark.at.

Mountain sport is always carried out under personal responsibility - in winter even more than in summer. Tourist offices or avalanche warning services do not take any responsibility in respect to information provided.


Weather forecast

in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Mostly cloudy through the day with a chance of occasional sunny spells.
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Sunny and cloudy periods will alternate throughout the day.
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.

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